§ 38. Mr. Stodart
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what estimate he has made of the amount which farmers in Scotland paid on hire purchase for their plant and machinery in 1961, 1962 and 1963, respectively.
§ Mr. Ross
The available information is limited and only broad estimates can be made for Scotland. These suggest that, for the twelve month periods commencing at 1st June in each of the years referred to, total hire purchase payments by Scottish farmers for plant, tractors and machinery (excluding farm cars and other vehicles) ranged between £1 million and £1¼million.